HC Deb 27 May 1971 vol 818 c204W
33. Mr. John Hannam

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what measures are being taken to attract new industries and employment to the Exeter and Devon areas.

Sir J. Eden

Substantial assistance is available for industrial development and for selected tourist projects in the assisted areas. Financial support is also being provided for the promotion of tourism throughout the country; and all areas in Devon, including Exeter, should benefit from the Government's measures to expand the national economy and cut taxation. Devon will benefit considerably from national expenditure on roads during the coming five years. The reduction in S.E.T. should prove of significant benefit to the service industries.

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